A 13-year-old girl was killed and five people critically injured when a man drove his car into a pizzeria on the outskirts of Paris on Monday night. The girl’s brother is among the wounded.
“The driver, who French police said appeared to have been acting deliberately, rammed into the terrace of the restaurant in a shopping area at Sept-Sorts, a small suburb 34 miles (55km) to the east of Paris,” The Guardian reports.
“There is no doubt that he voluntarily decided to create what happened,” prosecutor Eric de Valroger told reporters at the scene of the incident. He said the crash was deliberate but not terror-related.
A police source told Reuters the driver “lived in a neighbouring village” and “had tried to commit suicide on Sunday”.
Police in northern France have shot and arrested a man following an attack on soldiers at a military barracks in Paris this morning.
A BMW rammed into six soldiers, seriously injuring three, in what officials are investigating as a terrorism incident.
An inquiry is underway into “attempted killings… in relation to a terrorist undertaking”, French prosecutors said.